México 1900–1950 at the DMA
México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde
Exhibition dates: March 12 – July 16, 2017
México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde explores 50 years of Mexican modern art highlighting new narratives in Mexico’s modern art history. Organized in collaboration with the Secretaría de Cultura de México, México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde highlights new narratives in Mexico’s modern art history. This sweeping survey, the result of a combined cultural endeavor between Mexico and France, features almost 200 works of painting, sculpture, photography, drawings, and films that document the country’s artistic Renaissance during the first half of the 20th century. The traveling exhibition showcases the work of titans of Mexican Modernism alongside that of lesser-known pioneers, including a number of rarely seen works by female artists, to reveal the history and development of modern Mexico and its cultural identity.
This DMA exhibit is drawing large crowds, so you will want to plan ahead — purchase tickets online or pick a less crowded time. Special Exhibition Admission: $16. Tickets for Seniors (65+), Military, and Students must be purchased on-site with ID. Hours: Tues.-Wed., Fri.-Sun. 11am-5pm; Thurs. 11am-9pm; Mon. closed.
Exhibition Talk: México 1900-1950: Rivera, Kahlo, Orozco, and the Avant-Garde
Thursday, May 4, 7:00 p.m.
Explore masterpieces of Mexican modern art with Dr. Agustín Arteaga, The Eugene McDermott Director of the DMA and the organizing curator for México 1900–1950. Dr. Arteaga will discuss key themes in the exhibition, which documents an artistic renaissance in Mexico through painting, sculpture, film, photography, and printmaking.
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